Representatives of the European football governing body came to Georgia for a two-day visit to familiarise themselves with the ongoing infrastructure projects in preparation for the upcoming European Under-21 Championship.
UEFA representatives, together with members of the organising group and GFF leadership, visited the Ramaz Shengelia Stadium in Kutaisi and Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi. At the end of the visit, they met the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Irakli Karseladze. The next UEFA visit in Georgia will take place in March.
Georgia and Romania will co-host the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The tournament will take place between 21 June and 8 July in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi. The final will be played at the Batumi Arena.
“We are in constant communication with UEFA in various formats. Today they are in Georgia to view the infrastructure works that are ongoing across the country in preparation for the European Under-21 Championship. Everything is proceeding according to the schedule, and UEFA is fully informed about the ongoing works. The infrastructure has priority, but we are not forgetting the organisational issues that are important for us to host the tournament to a high level.
“Overall, we are satisfied with what we have seen ourselves, and so is the UEFA delegation. I am sure that everything will be completed as planned, and that the organisational and infrastructural works will be to our liking, leaving us only to hope for success on the pitch” – Levan Kobiashvili (GFF President).
“We have online communication with UEFA every week. We inform them fully at all levels about our work schedule and the quality of works. We always try to resolve any issues well in advance and test the infrastructure ahead of plan. During their visit, UEFA representatives discussed the critical infrastructure needs and provide us with recommendations on completing the works as soon as possible” – Giorgi Tsibadze (Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Development Fund).